Riot police used smoke bombs and stun grenades – and also batons and fists – in clashes with demonstrators in Kyiv on the night of Sunday, December 1.
At least 165 protesters were reportedly injured in violence on the fringes of a mass anti-government rally held in the Ukrainian capital.
The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that radical group Bratstvo had called on protesters to attack the police during a demonstration outside the offices of President Victor Yanukovich.
The government said 75 police officers had been injured in Sunday’s violence.
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